Adding Internal CD/DVD Drive - any specific requirements?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iOrbit, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. iOrbit macrumors 6502a

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    so my superdrive isn't working. I'm looking to put one or two replacement drives in, just something dirt cheap. But given its Apple, i suspect there may be some specific requirement i should know about.

    so, do Mac Pro's require any specific types of drives? i can tell it should be Sata CD drives but does the speed/version of Sata matter? does the CD drive dimensions matter from any of the usual sizes?


    i rarely use it, but i cannot get bootcamp installed on the Mac Pro, it does not detective the disc in my external Blu Ray drive at all, even though the system detects the drive/cd.
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    It needs to have a tray, not slot loading. The tray bezel needs to be removable, but that's almost every drive.

    I would just get a recent model blu-ray drive. LG blu-ray drives seem to be a popular choice and as far as I know they all have a bezel that can be popped off.
     
  3. iOrbit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the bezel has to be removed? i thought the one in my Mac had its bezel. i better look again.

    i won't be spending money like that on a drive, my use case: use it for project, resell it in a year or so. + i already have an external blu ray drive which works with all my Macs. I just want something dirt cheap for now to get bootcamp working and anything else that might require an internal drive for the Mac. The only drive i intend to spend a bit of money on is possibly a replacement superdrive for when i resell it (to help it keep its value).
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    The tray bezel has to be removed, not the whole drive's bezel.
     

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